This year Blade Runner fans have quite a lot to look forward to thanks to Titan Comics and the Alcon Media Group as they will introduce brand new Blade Runner comics to fans worldwide. Today, Titan revealed the title of the first book to be Blade Runner 2019 and it will be drawn by Andres Guinaldo, with writing by Blade Runner 2049 writer Michael Green, and sci-fi comics writer Mike Johnson. What excites me is how great Johnson’s sci-fi stories have been from his Green Lantern and Star Trek crossover to his many great Star Trek series.
Blade Runner 2019 character sketches by Andres Guinaldo.
For even more details read the official press release below!
LONDON, UK, FEBRUARY 22, 2019 – Titan Comics and Alcon Media Group have announced that the year’s most hotly-awaited comic series will be officially titled “Blade Runner 2019.”
Launching this summer, Titan Comics’ new series will be set during the exact timeframe of the original Blade Runner film, and feature a (mostly) new set of characters and situations.
Titan also confirmed that noted artist Andres Guinaldo (Justice League Dark, Captain America) will be joining acclaimed Blade Runner 2049 screenwriter Michael Green (Logan) and veteran collaborator Mike Johnson (Star Trek, Superman/Batman) to breathe life into their all-new Blade Runner comic books.
One featured character is Ash, a female Blade Runner who is more than she seems, shown here in this behind-the-scenes line-up sketch. But her creators are staying tight-lipped about storylines and fans will have to wait for more details to emerge.
“I was 19 when I first saw Blade Runner and I left the cinema dazed and stunned,” stated Titan editor David Leach. “Frankly, it blew my tiny little art school mind so the opportunity to work on this new comic set in that same world is an absolute thrill and honour!”
“We are excited about exploring and expanding the Blade Runner universe,” said Alcon’s Director of Publishing, Jeff Conner. “The 2019 setting provides a broad canvas for the creative team to present fresh stories and compelling characters.”
The new Blade Runner 2019 comic series is part of a line of original comics and graphic novels by Alcon Media and Titan, which will add to the expanding canon of this celebrated science-fiction world.
Look for further announcements about this thrilling new slate of Blade Runner comics in the coming months.
ABOUT ALCON MEDIA GROUP
Since 1997, Alcon Media Group has financed and produced or co-financed and co-produced 34 films to date, including such notable features as The Blind Side, The Book of Eli, Prisoners, Insomnia, and Blade Runner 2049, starring Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford which received two Academy Awards and three additional nominations. The Alcon Television Group produces the hit science fiction sage, The Expanse, which will see its highly-anticipated fourth season launching on Amazon Prime later in 2019. Other upcoming programs include the recently announced ABC comedy Nana starring Katey Sagal (Sons of Anarchy), and the animated children’s series Pete the Cat, a co-production with Amazon Studios based on the best-selling children’s book series. The Alcon Publishing division is partnered with Titan Publishing for an ambitious program of comics, artbooks, and novels.
ABOUT TITAN PUBLISHING GROUP
Titan is the leading publisher of tie-in books, comics and graphic novels for movies, games and television―producing world-class titles in fiction and non-fiction categories. Publishing lines include illustrated art books, in-universe illustrated books and fiction prequels, novelizations and continuity original stories, as well as comics and graphic novels from the world’s greatest licensed properties, alongside creator-owned comic books from new and world-renowned talent.